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Poster: jeffzkrazie Date: Jul 12, 2011 6:53pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Copyright Flag - second notice

I sent an email to info@archive.org about it. Perhaps that will do the trick!

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Poster: FGlenF Date: Jul 13, 2011 11:06am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Copyright Flag - second notice

Jeff I know how everyone feels. I tried to get the 1963 Charade remove after it was shown to be copyrighted and it's still here, and has been downloaded 6072 times.
http://www.archive.org/details/charade1963

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Poster: HektorT Date: Jul 14, 2011 7:28am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Copyright Flag - second notice

I'm not sure that Charade has been proven to be copyrighted. If the screenplay had been based on a copyrighted novel, then if the film production bought the film rights for the book it might still be PD. Read this: www.lehmannstrobel.com/files/pdfs/acquiring-story-rights.pdf

But Charade is an interesting case because the story was originally a screenplay that was later turned into a novel so perhaps one could argue that the book is a derivative of the film and not vice versa. Read this: http://screenwritingfromiowa.wordpress.com/2010/05/04/novel-vs-screenplay-writing-tip-37/

The same is true for the music as long as it is "synchronized" with the film. The fact that the music is separately copyrighted means that you can't use the music separately just because the film is PD.




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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffVideo-Cellar Date: Jul 18, 2011 5:56am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Copyright Flag - second notice

The story was originally written as a screenplay By Stone and Behm which was unpublished and unsold. The screenplay was adapted into a novel by Stone and published (serialised in magazine form). The film rights to this story were then purchased by Stanley Donen and a new screenplay was written by Stone. The film rights to the story and screenplay were then transferred to Universal Pictures. However, the copyright was retained by Peter Stone as reflected in the renewal for the copyright:

The Unsuspecting wife; story. By Peter Stone.
Type of Work: Serial
Registration Number / Date: RE0000454442 / 1989-12-20
Renewal registration for: BB0000018113 / 1961-06-22
Title: The Unsuspecting wife; story. By Peter Stone.
Appears in: Redbook magazine, July 1961
Copyright Claimant: Peter Stone (A)

Variant title: The Unsuspecting wife
Names: Stone, Peter

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Poster: OTRTim Date: Jul 18, 2011 5:48am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Copyright Flag - second notice

The problem with Charade is the same as It's A Wonderful Life.
Charade is in the public domain while it's soundtrack isn't,so the only legal way Charade could be PD would be to remove the music,but I doubt that will happen.

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Poster: OTRTim Date: Jul 13, 2011 11:16am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Copyright Flag - second notice

If it's any consolation to you, I wrote a review reminding people it's not PD.

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Poster: guyzilla Date: Jul 14, 2011 12:46am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Copyright Flag - second notice

Maybe the guy who removes copyrighted material is "awaiting input from regular staff":) No, I'll never let them live that one down.